03-06-2008 – weekly press roundup

week beginning 03/06/2008

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the Times – Jane MacQuitty

2007 Las Falleras Rosé (£3.79 M&S)

pleasant, grapey fruit

2007 Gran Tesoro Garnacha Rosé (£3.19 Tesco)

lively, peppery

2007 Champteloup Rosé d’Anjou (Waitrose, £4.99)

grassy, curranty fruit offsets the sweetness

2007 Château Pigoudet La Chapelle (Majestic 2 @ £6.99 each)

from Aix-en-Provence, has pleasing inky, spicy fruit

2007 Sancerre Rosé Les Ruettes (M&S, £10.99)

fine, lively, lemony, spicy pinot noir fruit

2007 Château d’Aqueria Tavel Rosé (Majestic, 2 @ £9.49 each)

rich, raspberry-stashed

the Sunday Times – Joanna Simon

Sainsbury’s 2006 Taste the Difference Côtes du Rhône-Villages, £5.99

Spiced-raspberry fruit and soft, savoury tannin

2006 Dom de Mourchon Tradition, ˜£9 Big Red Wine Co, Irvine Robertson, Wrightson)

Rhône-Villages Séguret: ripe and spicy

2005 Domaine Le Sang des Cailloux Cuvée Doucinello, £12 A&B Vintners

Stellar Vacqueyras: pure, peppery and silky

the Independent – Anthony Rose

2007 Asda Argentinian Malbec, £4.12, Asda

vivid, juicy, berry fruity wine.

2007 Crego e Monaguillo Godello, Monterrei. 2 @ £7.49, Majestic

spritz-fresh and crisp with spiced pear and stonefruit flavours

2006 Shaw and Smith Adelaide Hills Shiraz. £18.49, N Young, Philglas & Swig

A smart, vibrant red with the distinctly savoury, peppery undertones

the Observer – Tim Atkin

2006 Asda Extra Special Beaujolais Villages (£4.98)

juicy, crunchy

2006 Nos Riqueza Ribera del Duero (£9.99, Marks & Spencer)

elegant, sweetly oaked, well-structured

2007 Iona Sauvignon Blanc, Elgin (£9.99, Waitrose)

crisp, minerally, almost Sancerre-like

2007 KT & The Falcon Watervale Riesling, Clare Valley (£14.95, Berry Bros)

intense, dry, lime-scented

the Telegraph – Jonathan Ray

2006 Zonte’s Footstep Shiraz/Viognier (£5.99 on offer Somerfield)

rich, juicy, luscious shiraz has just a dash of aromatic viognier

2006 Montes Alpha Chardonnay, Chile (2 @ £8.79 Majestic)

full of complex flavours of melon, butter, cream and toast

2007 Mon Rosé Domaine Montrose (£15 per magnum Jascots)

utterly charming. Soft, smooth, delicately fruity with a dry finish

the Guardian – Victoria Moore

Terra Viva Bianco Terre di Chieti 2007, Italy. £5.49 Waitrose

lively, slightly off-dry; smells floral, has texture and grip

Les Andides Saumur Blanc 2006. £5.99, Waitrose

juicy apples and pears taste of chenin blanc with a creamy texture

Maven Chardonnay 2006 Marlborough. 3 @ £6.66 Wine Rack

not big and tropical, but there’s a touch of oak

La Châsse du Pape Réserve Côtes du Rhône Blanc 2007. £5.99, Sainsbury

smooth creaminess, quiet peach flavours; fresh and tidy air

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